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  • 15 February 2019

    Our welcome to students presentation for our undergraduate students was held on Wednesday 13 February 2019.  Please see attached the presentation for your information.  We have a peer mentoring program that is available to all new undergraduate students.  It is still not too late to sign up, please see attached link for more details.

  • 11 February 2019

    Jaya Sowjanya Siddireddy is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Optometry and Vision Science. Her PhD degree was conferred in 2018 from University of New South Wales. In her PhD, Sowjanya evaluated clinical, microbiological and biochemical aspects of eyelids and their effect on comfort during contact lens wear. 

  • 11 February 2019

    The School of Optometry and Vision Science staff were saddened to hear of the death of Micheal Knipe, AM, after an illness. Micheal had a distinguished career with roles in  Optometry Australia both state and nationally, Optometry Giving Sight and Provision.  He is particularly remembered by us for being instrumental in affiliation between UNSW and the Royal Hobart Hospital eye clinic.

Seminars and Events

There are currently no seminars or Events planned within the School of Optometry and Vision Science. Check back later to see what exciting things we have planned. In the meantime have a look around the our web site, visit the Optometry Clinic pages and read about our research.

Research Spotlight

Vision relies on the exchange of information between the eye and the brain through a million nerve fibres forming the optic nerve. This makes the optic nerve head, the exit point of these fibres from the eye, arguably the most important structure to assess eye health. The increasing number of methods available to visualise this structure in the back of the eye, however, can be confusing for patients and clinicians alike.

Contact lens discomfort is one of the main reasons for permanent discontinuation of contact lens wear. Contact lens discomfort probably occurs due to reduced compatibility between the contact lens and the ocular environment, especially the eyelids and tear film. This study was designed to determine the ability of clinical correlates related to eyelids and tear film to predict symptoms in contact lens wearers.